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The Journey of the Desert 
Knights Mountainbike Tour 
14 November 2014, World Parks Congress – 
Tourism In the TFCAs of SA...
Sendelingsdrift 
Fish River Canyon 
Ai-Ais 
Hot Springs 
NAMIBIA 
Ai-Ais Hot Springs 
Game Park 
SOUTH AFRICA Hakkiesdorin...
How often have you been to the ARTP 
Never Once A few times 
18% 
26% 56% 
On-line survey results
My cycling friends should add Desert 
Knights should be on their bucketlist! 
Disagree Neither Agree of Disagree Agree Str...
I guess your inbox has been flooded with thanks and 
appreciation from the Desert Knights participants and I must 
say tha...
A big thanks to the entire team and 
most of all to you for a true bucket-list 
experience. It’s the first stage 
ride I’v...
The sense of achievement after the final day is so rewarding. 
Our moments of weakness and mutters on the endless uphills,...
I just want to say thank you very 
much for all your support. I and the 
boys had a great time at the Desert 
Knights. We ...
COSTS 
R/N$ 11,000 per person - All Inclusive 
(Accommodation, Meals and Drinks, Activities) 
80 Full Paying Participants ...
Dates for 2015 
Tour 1: Thursday 30 April –Wednesday 6 May 2015 
Tour 2: Thursday 24 Sept –Wednesday 31 Sept 2015 
Schedul...
Hi, just want to thank you for 
sharing with us a wonder of the 
world. What an adventure we 
had! I am back home, body on...
Thank You
Desert Knights, Roland Vorwerk
Desert Knights, Roland Vorwerk
Desert Knights, Roland Vorwerk
Desert Knights, Roland Vorwerk
Desert Knights, Roland Vorwerk
Desert Knights, Roland Vorwerk
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Desert Knights, Roland Vorwerk

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A presentation given at a World Parks Congress on 14 November 2014 during a session on Tourism in Transfrontier Conservation Areas: A vehicle for development and sustainable life.

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Desert Knights, Roland Vorwerk

  1. 1. The Journey of the Desert Knights Mountainbike Tour 14 November 2014, World Parks Congress – Tourism In the TFCAs of SADC Side-event Presented by
  2. 2. Sendelingsdrift Fish River Canyon Ai-Ais Hot Springs NAMIBIA Ai-Ais Hot Springs Game Park SOUTH AFRICA Hakkiesdoring Richtersveld National Park View Point START END Hobas Day 1 ~30km Day 2 ~70km Day 3 ~60km Day 7 ~Hobas Transfer Donkiewadrift De Hoop Gamkab ~5km Day 5 ~35km Day 6 ~60km Day 4 ~20km
  3. 3. How often have you been to the ARTP Never Once A few times 18% 26% 56% On-line survey results
  4. 4. My cycling friends should add Desert Knights should be on their bucketlist! Disagree Neither Agree of Disagree Agree Strongly Agree On-line survey results 24% 76%
  5. 5. I guess your inbox has been flooded with thanks and appreciation from the Desert Knights participants and I must say that you, ably assisted by your incredible team, put on a magnificent event last week. Well done, and please put my name in the pot for next year. Once again thanks for a fantastic week. As I said when we said goodbye “I came to Desert Knights on my own and left with 100 new friends.” Absolutely fabulous week! – Andrew Brown On-line survey results
  6. 6. A big thanks to the entire team and most of all to you for a true bucket-list experience. It’s the first stage ride I’ve ever done and I’m now scared to do any others as I doubt they’ll compare! Jeremy Doveton-Helps
  7. 7. The sense of achievement after the final day is so rewarding. Our moments of weakness and mutters on the endless uphills, the never ending sand tracks and continuous corrugations and tiring long distances were made up for by the beautiful moon rises, the awesome lunar landscapes, exhilarating down hills, wonderful people support and by finally arriving at our comfortable destination...no matter how late, tired or hungry. Karen Krog
  8. 8. I just want to say thank you very much for all your support. I and the boys had a great time at the Desert Knights. We were very honoured to be part of the tour. Songo Fipaza
  9. 9. COSTS R/N$ 11,000 per person - All Inclusive (Accommodation, Meals and Drinks, Activities) 80 Full Paying Participants + Cycle Leaders and Media
  10. 10. Dates for 2015 Tour 1: Thursday 30 April –Wednesday 6 May 2015 Tour 2: Thursday 24 Sept –Wednesday 31 Sept 2015 Schedule set to coincide with full moon rising over Hakkiesdoring Camp
  11. 11. Hi, just want to thank you for sharing with us a wonder of the world. What an adventure we had! I am back home, body only, my soul still is wondering somewhere on the desert and along the banks of the Orange. Sorin Dimitriu
  12. 12. Thank You

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